Big Story

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Through an assortment of traveling mattes, ellipses and non sequiturs, the remnants of a story begin to emerge: a conspiracy of three men who represent an institution flaunt an "official" discourse derived from the news media and incriminate themselves in the process. The strident voice of a newspaper hawker announcing the day's headline is set against a series of glass buildings that constitute, presumably, the scene of a crime committed by an unknown assailant against no one in particular. "If everything - life, news, fiction - is reduced to a story that is told in a set formula, then nothing has meaning anymore." - Robert Hawk, Film Arts Festival

Award: First Prize, SF Art Institute Film Festival, 1987

Exhibition: Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; SF Cinematheque; Film Arts Festival.

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16mm film $35.00  

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